Sharks Deliver Increased Ratings on CSN

Network Announces Additions and Modifications to Broadcast Schedule

Friday, 01.23.2009 / 10:58 AM PT / News
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Sharks Deliver Increased Ratings on CSN

As the San Jose Sharks head into the All-Star break following their record-breaking first half of the season, more fans across Northern California are tuning into Sharks hockey on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” has posted significant ratings increases for its Sharks telecasts through the first half of the 2008-09 season. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s Sharks ratings averaged a 1.3 household rating for the first half of the season (39 telecasts) – a 44% increase over 2007-08’s first half. Approximately 31,500 households are watching per game.

In the last 10 games, the Sharks have averaged a 1.4 household rating. Additionally, the Sharks have achieved a 1.6 or higher household rating for 9 games this season (compared to zero games of 1.6 or greater in the first half of the 2007-08 season) and 18 telecasts have posted a 1.3 or higher household rating (compared to two games of 1.3 or greater in the first half of the 2007-08 season)

The key advertiser demos of Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 also registered increased ratings. Adults 18-49 ratings are up 125% and Adults 25-54 have increased 100%.

The Calgary Flames vs. Sharks game on Nov. 13, 2008, delivered a 1.9 rating, making it the highest rated regular season game since Anaheim Ducks vs. Sharks 1.9 on December 20, 2005.

In addition, the San Jose Sharks and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area announced today that the network has added two games to the Sharks 2008-09 broadcast schedule, which ensures that every Sharks game for the remainder of the regular season will be available to Bay Area television viewers.

“Comcast SportsNet continues to step up as a great partner of the San Jose Sharks and their fans,” said Sharks Executive Vice President of Business Operations Malcolm Bordelon. “Our audience continues to grow and it’s very exciting to know that Sharks fans will have access to every remaining Sharks game as the team continues this record-breaking season.”

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area announced that they have added the Sharks March 12 game at St. Louis and their March 25 game at Chicago to the broadcast schedule on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area-Plus. Both broadcasts begin at 5:30 p.m. PST.

In addition, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will make the Sharks March 28 game at Phoenix available in High-Definition on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. The contest, originally listed as a Comcast SportsNet Bay Area-Plus broadcast, was also moved to the main Comcast SportsNet Bay Area channel.

Furthermore, Sharks games on April 2 at Edmonton and April 9 vs. Phoenix have been moved from Comcast SportsNet Bay Area-Plus to the main Comcast SportsNet Bay Area channel. The April 9 broadcast has also added the half-hour “Postgame Live” program to the listing and both the game and postgame show will now be broadcast in High-Definition.

“We’re thrilled that more fans are watching Sharks hockey than ever before and we want to give them more hockey than ever before,” said Ted Griggs, Vice President and General Manager, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. “Comcast SportsNet is committed to airing every possible Sharks game and providing fans with comprehensive coverage as the team marches towards and through the Stanley Cup playoffs.”

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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